BookExpo America, the biggest trade show for the American publishing industry, is now accepting submitted ideas for speakers and conference sessions to round out its May 30-June 1, 2013 program. As a writer, it’s a pretty important event to attend if you can. I’ve only been twice, and couldn’t stay for very long when I was there, but what I did get to experience was incredibly useful and affirming. It’s basically wall-to-wall people who care about books, from writers to agents to publishers to librarians. In other words, it’s an excellent place to network, and get a sense of what books publishers are putting their energy behind in the next few quarters. If you’re interested in submitting, Publishers Weekly has some suggestions on crafting the right proposal. If you’d like to register to attend, click here.